Art and Art Professions

Public Events

Barney Building

Artist as Entrepreneur: From Idea to Start-Up
Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm

This colloquium is organized to give art administrators a better understanding of what it takes to build a start-up with an artistic focus in New York City. It will assess the process of starting an arts-related venture, from ideation and fundraising to incubation and marketing. The panel includes artist turned entrepreneur Zack Verdin, Founder of New Hive and ETC, who sought venture capital funding as an artist, Shieva Rezai, Creative Technologist, Consultant, Designer, and Former Manager, New INC; Zoe Salditch, Curator and Creative Producer, Kill Screen Media and Co-Founder of Electric Objects; and Erin KimManager, Collector Relations, Artsy. Organized by alumna, Roxana Vosough, VAA ‘15.

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What We Know & How We Know it: Approaches to Research in Art Therapy with Dr. Girija Kaimal
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am-5pm

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Through Being Cool: The Music Videos of Mark Mothersbaugh and DEVO
Friday, May 1, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm
In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) to Whip It (1980) and beyond, Jesse Bransford, Chair of Art & Art Professions, NYU, will screen and provide commentary on selections from DEVO’s groundbreaking music videos, the earliest of which predate not only MTV, but also the band’s studio recordings. 

Organized by NYU’s Department of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt), and co-sponsored by the Department of Cinema Studies (TSOA) and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited.

Rocking Fashion: Françoise Hardy, Courtney Love, Patti Smith, DEVO
Friday, May 8, 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm
Zip-up coveralls, safety helmets, swim goggles, plastic wigs, ziggurat-shaped “energy domes,” rubber face masks, skating gear—just a few of the many items employed by frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and his band DEVO both onstage and in their music videos. This panel will examine how DEVO and other musicians of our time employ clothing and accessories to craft their stage personas. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, Director of Costume Studies MA Program, NYU, with speakers Anna Burckhardt, Intern, and Stephanie Kramer, Research Assistant, both Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Colleen Hill, Curator of Costume and Accessories, The Museum of FIT.

Co-organized by NYU’s MA Program in Costume Studies (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited.

Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003

Elsewhere on Campus

In Conversation with Céline Condorelli 
Wednesday, April 19, 7pm 
80WSE Gallery welcomes London-based artist Céline Condorelli to discuss her forthcoming monograph, Bau Bau, published by Mousse Publishing, and how her work spans across different methodologies and languages. In her practice, Condorelli uses publishing as a context for a body of work, while exploring how teaching acts as a way of thinking in public. Presenting from past and current projects, including upcoming work at P! (New York), the artist will address forms of display through radical exhibition practices from the 20th century. Céline Condorelli is interested in the role of friendship in the formation of culture, and the politics of legacy, as to how to read and bring references to the present and into the future, while continuing to ask questions of the past.

80WSE Gallery, 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003

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Artist Archives Initiative Symposium 
April 21, 2017, 12:30-pm-5:30pm
This half-day symposium will bring together artists, curators, conservators, computer scientists, and archivists to celebrate the launch of the David Wojnarowicz Knowledge Base, and to engage in an in-depth discussion about working with artist-basd digitial archives. Presentors include Glenn Wharton, Clinical Associate Professor, Museum Studies, NYU; Marvin J. Taylor, Director, Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU; Deena Engel, Clinical Professor, Department of Computer Science, NYU, Director, Program in Digital Humanities and Social Science, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Computer Science Minors programs

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP Requested.z

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An evening of performance.
April 24, 2017, 6:30pm
The NYU Curatorial Collaborative is excited to announce its first performance salon. Set against the theatrical background of the Institute’s Loeb Room, this evening of performance will consist of four pieces by BFA students from the NYU Steinhardt studio art program. We hope you will join us for this experimental and informal event. RSVP LImited to NYU Community. 

Featuring performances by Nathan Storey Freeman, Ila Krishnamoorthy, Jackie Monoson, Clara Lu and Emily Wang. Curated by Ksenia M. Soboleva and Madeline Murphy Turner

The Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
1 East 78th Street 

Conversation and Performance: Mark Mothersbaugh, Music for Six Sided Keyboard
Thursday, May 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Following an onstage conversation with Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper Magazine, Mark Mothersbaugh—creative polymath and founder of the band DEVO—conducts orchestral renditions of his original music, DEVO covers, and film compositions on a six-sided keyboard of his invention. He will be joined by local musicians.Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and co-sponsored by NYU’s Program in Music Technology.

Admission: $30; NYU Students: $15; NYU Faculty/Staff/Alumni $25.50; Skirball Members: $20. Tickets: All proceeds will benefit the Grey Art Gallery to fund its exhibitions and programs.

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